History Channel This Day in History For Kids: 1001 Remarkable Moments and Fascinating Facts

Hearst Home Kids. Mar. 2024. 224p. Tr $25. ISBN 9781958395790.
Gr 3-7–Jammed with events for each day of the year, this book is sure to keep readers fascinated. An introduction explains the importance of learning from history rather than repeating it and encourages young history lovers to include their own special events on the blank pages provided for each month. Events are arranged on a timeline under their dates, and those that have an illustration or photograph to accompany them are highlighted. Notable observances such as Black History Month or Native American Heritage Month are included. Sidebars and fact boxes offer additional information, such as whether Dracula was a real person, how electoral votes work, or the top three flavors of Girl Scout cookies. Events range from the dates World War I began and ended, to the release date for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If readers are interested in “amazing inventors, incredible leaders, and wild daredevils,” then this is the history book for them. A table of contents and index make it easy to find a particular month or topic, but students may wish to simply browse and see what catches their attention.
VERDICT A wonderful addition to library collections; this book is perfect for budding historians and those who enjoy learning new facts on a range of subjects.

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